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“Little Kings Alive and Well!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Moerlein Lager House

Moerlein Lager House
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Ranked #12 of 1,944 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Mehring Way
Description: The heritage of Cincinnati's storied brewing history comes alive along the banks of the Ohio River at this world-class restaurant and brewery. Prominently situated in the dynamic Smale Riverfront Park, the Moerlein Lager House offers a guest experience unlike any other—a working microbrewery producing a full line of Moerlein craft brews, and delectable fare featuring grain spent breads, hand-carved sandwiches, and smoked rotisserie meats… foods reminiscent of those served in the city’s celebrated 19th century beer gardens.
Cincinnati
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252 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Little Kings Alive and Well!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

To my surprise, Little Kings are alive and well in Cincinnati. I will probably catch some heat for this but when I was a wild young man, I could nail a roadside sign, at 60 mph, from the drivers seat, with an empty Little Kings bottle, while driving. I know, you sure shouldn't brag about that, but it's my sentimental journey and I really enjoyed reminiscing, while drinking a few of these fine beers. If you didn't grow up here, you won't understand. Hudy Delight, Wiedemann, specialty beers? They are now, but were not on the food chain when I grew up, cheap beers. This place was packed, looked like cougar night on a saturday night. The food is excellent, super view of river, city lights and right next to both stadiums.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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135 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A great place but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

The Christian Moerlein Lager House is located across the street from the Great American Ballpark right on the Cincinnati waterfront. With a location like this you can't miss...almost. The view was great, the beer was great, the food was great, the service was great but the noise level was unbearable! It was a din in there. We were there for dinner about 6:15 on a non-baseball night and you couldn't hear yourself think. Any conversation with dinner guests was nearly impossible. The problem is that there are too many hard surfaces surrounding the patrons especially overhead. It's like eating in an echo chamber.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ahaskell
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Louisville, Kentucky
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

We like beer, and this place had good beer. Also good food, and a great view. Strongly recommend if you are in Cincinnati and like beer.

Visited May 2013
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Toledo, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wow! Yummy and Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Love the food, loved the atmosphere and the view. We both had the Moerlein Burger, it was super good. The sweet potato chips where tasty, but a bit bland. They had a great crunch to them. We also had onion rings as an appetizer and it was great.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Colleen S
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Boston, Massachusetts
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468 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Not Your Average Brewery Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

I'm not a beer drinker, but they were offering free tours at Taste of Cincy, so we went. Best tour I've been on, definitely more historical/architectural than your average tour. The guides were great and had a lot of knowledge to impart. Very, very cool. The architecture was the best part!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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